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  • Audio Recording
    Willie Riley Dust jacket notes: AFS 3817 A1 includes the first fifteen verses; AFS 3817 B1 the last sixteen verses. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose California on December 7, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing Anglo-American songs on October 12, 1938, December 3 and 7, 1938, July 9, 1939,...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Madam, I have come a-courting Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing Anglo-American songs on October 12, 1938, December 3 and 7, 1938, July 9, 1939, and August 16,...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Barbara Allen
    Barbara Allen | Barb'ry Allen
    Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 54, VERSIONS AND VARIANTS OF "BARBARA ALLEN." Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3809 A1 begins with a false start in which "Mr Grahams's gravity was disturbed by the antics of the photographer" ; AFS 3809 A2 is sung through a megaphone. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The Bridgewater Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 3809 B1 and is continued on AFS 3809 A3. Yellow song check-list notes: "Mr. Graham says he cannot play and sing at the same time, but he likes to 'pick a little,' just for something to do with his hands." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on October...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The Lady Del Roy
    Lady Leroy
    Dust jacket notes: AFS 3810 A2 is a recording of the 1st verse, AFS 3810 A3 continues with the 2nd and last verses. Other verses not recorded here. Dust jacket notes: Fragmentary version. This song was "also known to settlers at Sutter's Fort [in the 1850s] (according to Rocky Mountain Jim)." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Lord Bakeman
    Young Beichan | Lord Bateman | The Turkish lady
    Dust jacket notes: On AFS 3811 A1, Lord Bakeman begins with an announcement made by George Vinton Graham, followed by his singing of the song on AFS 3811 A1, A2, and B1. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on October 12, 1938. Dust jacket notes: "Learned from his mother as a child in Iowa." Forms...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The Devil out of hell
    Scolding wife
    Dust jacket notes: Most of the song recorded on AFS 3813 B1; a verse is added on AFS 3813 B2. WPA Field Report notes: "This is the old English ballad, 'The scolding wife,' -- she was carted off to Hell by the Devil at her husband's request, but even the devils in Hell couldn't stand her so her husband had to take her back...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The House carpenter
    House carpenter | Ship carpenter | Well met, my old true love
    George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939 Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing Anglo-American songs on October 12, 1938, December 3 and 7, 1938, July 9, 1939, and August 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California.
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Lord Thomas
    Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender
    Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: One verse of the song is on AFS 3374 A1; others follow on AFS 3374A2. "Several verses owe much to Mr. Graham's personal reconstruction." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Young Charlotte
    Young Charlotte
    Dust jacket notes: Most of the song recorded on AFS 3375 A1--the last verse is on AFS 3375 B1. "Mr. Graham was reading from his ms. copy [from the] '18th century,' i.e., the 1800s." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton...
    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Mathy Grove [textual transcriptions].
    Mathie Groves | Mathy Groves | Lie still, lie still, you little Mathy Grove
    Four textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    The Maid of Glencoe [textual transcriptions].
    Banks of Glencoe | MacDonald of Glencoe | In a meadow where the beauties of nature had won
    Two textual transcriptions of the song sung by George Vinton Graham and one textual transcription of Ben Rice's variant entitled "MacDonald of Glencoe." In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton - Rice, Ben
    • Date: 1938

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    Chief bright sky [textual transcriptions].
    In autumn when evening was spreading
    Contains ethnic stereotypes. Two textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    Dear Adel, my son [textual transcriptions].
    For I'm sick at heart and I want to lie down | Where have you been, dear Adel, my son?
    Two textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    Fuller and Warren [textual transcriptions].
    Lie up nearer, brother, nearer
    Two textual transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    Hard times in Kansas [textual transcriptions].
    All you want a room in Kansas
    Two textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    Henry the shepherd [textual transcriptions].
    Young Henry, a shepherd, in his own native isle
    Three textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    Lord Bakeman [textual transcriptions].
    In India there lived a noble lord
    Three textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    The Mormon-eyed preacher [textual transcriptions].
    Wack fol-de-rol-lol, wack fol-der-eye, yoodle-eye, dinkie-ding-day | There was an old man, his name it was George
    Two textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    Oh, they told me out in Kansas [textual transcriptions]. Two textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    The Prisoner's song (with answer) [textual transcriptions].
    Then fly to my bower, sweet bird | Fly 'way to my native land, sweet dove
    First line of Answer: Fly back o'er the billowy main, sweet dove Two textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    The Rose [textual transcriptions].
    Then sing me a song of the rose | No beautiful palace have I on the hill
    Three textual transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    Sweet Mary weep no more for me [textual transcriptions].
    When Mary laid her down to sleep | The moon had climbed the highest hill
    Five textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    True lover of mine [textual transcriptions with notes].
    Where are you going? To Caprian
    Two textual song transcriptions and notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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    The Well water [textual transcriptions].
    Love Henry | Young Henry | In Yorkshire lived a noble knight | Young hunting
    Two textual song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Asmussen, Ella - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Graham, George Vinton
    • Date: 1938

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